Deadly Thinking Workshops at Surat, St George, Dirranbandi and Mungindi

Four workshops designed to promote social and emotional well-being in Indigenous communities will be held at Surat, St George, Dirranbandi and Mungindi in early November.

Deadly Thinking programSouth West Hospital and Health Service Indigenous Health Coordinator Rodney Landers says the four Deadly Thinking workshops also would address the issue of suicide prevention.

“Deadly Thinking is a program specifically designed for Indigenous communities. The workshops will confront core social and mental well-being issues in a culturally appropriate, accessible and compelling way.”

“Topics covered include yarning, risks to mental health, symptoms of anxiety and depression, drug and alcohol misuse, suicide risk and pathways to help.’’

The Deadly Thinking program was developed by not-for-profit organization Rural and Remote Mental Health.

The Dirranbandi workshop will be facilitated by Mr Landers while the Surat, St George and Mungindi workshops will be co-facilitated by Mr Landers and Indigenous Health Worker Lane Brookes.

The workshops will be held at:

Surat: 6 November, The Hub: Surat Aboriginal Corporation, from 10.30 am to 2.30 pm.

Mungindi: 7 November, Mungindi RSL Club, 110 St George St, from 10 am to 2 pm.

Dirranbandi: 8 November, Conference Centre, Dirranbandi Hospital, from 10 am to 2 pm.

St George: 9 November, Goolburri Wellness Centre, 94 Victoria St, from 10 am to 2 pm.

All four workshops are free and light refreshments will be provided.

To register for either of the Surat, St George, Dirranbandi or Mungindi workshops,or for further information, contact Rodney Landers on 4624 2977 or email:TRAIC_SWHHS@health.qld.gov.au